Even when these were built solid bearings were out of date. And everyone was probably happy to see the ridiculously tiny road numbers replaced. My theory is that by using them they could keep th... (more)
Beauty and the beast. The beautiful snow dusted mountain peaks contrast sharply to this once proud Milwaukee Road passenger engine. Not sure what became of it.
Power at shop. On property with permission
One of three former WC/CN SD40-3s acquired by NSM receives some attention at the mining firm's diesel shop at Babbitt.
You won't see these again. Bethlehem Steel and this subsidiary are both history.
Magma Arizona's entire roster is being spotted for photos. Kodachrome 25 film.
Pushers awaiting the next shove up Erlanger Hill
Among the very first GP-38s built were those owned by Clinchfield. This one is stored in the Willams yard as evidenced by the 1/2 55 gallon drums used as stack caps (not a bad idea).
Originally CRR, then SCL these units always seemed to be an odd buy for the Clinchfield and anecdotal evidence is that they went to SCL because they were being damaged if they rocked at all inside... (more)
This carbide tip is cutting curly cue chips of 2-6000ths steel from the rim of a 2-8-0's main driver that it is out of round. A medium size shot is Railroad: UntitledLocomotive: Steam 2-8-0Location: Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: UnknownTrain ID: UnknownPhoto Date: May 06, 2011
We are watching as steam locomotive specialist Jason machines a 2-8-0's main driver so that it is no longer out of round. Notice the shiny upper part of the rim; this signifies that about half has... (more)
This unit is probably in for inspection and minor maintenance which used to be done by Hamlet shops.
Still in the old paint scheme, apparently out of service. Note that the short hood is the front, unusual for a unit so old.
Baldwin was definitely different. Note the odd lack of fuel tank between the trucks and the odd MU.
This was one out in the middle of nowhere. Everything was down for the holiday. I don't think I ever saw an action shot of this outfit.